Three miles north in July 1864, General Jubal Early's Army, returning from his raid on Washington, was attacked by Federal units which forced a passage of the river. On July 18, Colonel Joseph Thoburn led his troops against the Confederates but was driven back across the river. Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, commanded a Federal brigade in the action.
Geographic Location: Clarke County
Physical Description of Location: Berryville, VA 22611. Located on Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7), 3.75 miles east of the intersection of Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7) and East Main Street. Marker is on the left when traveling east on Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7).
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